Definition of ratchment in English:

ratchment

(also ratchmonde)

noun

historical
  • A curved structure linking the corner and central principals of a hearse, used to support hangings or other decorations over a coffin or tomb; (also more generally) any framework from which items may be hung.

Origin

Mid 16th century. Origin uncertain; perhaps from a variant or alteration of rack + -ment.

Pronunciation

ratchment

/ˈratʃm(ə)nt/